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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 12:30:21 +0200

> Cc: Elias MÃ¥rtenson <address@hidden>, address@hidden,
>  address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 23:54:28 -0800
> So the form depends on N, not on whether the translation of the word
> "items" is masculine or feminine or whatever.

It actually depends on both.

> GNU gettext deals with this at the translation level, so that ordinary 
> programs 
> can just use a function like ngettext to translate an English-language format 
> with two plural forms. Emacs Lisp should do something similar: we shouldn't 
> try 
> to reinvent this wheel.


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